Renting the Theater:
The theater can be placed on "hold" for your event for no more than 14 days. After this time, the date must be secured with a signed contract and a minimum $200/day non-refundable deposit or it will be released.
When planning an event, the primary costs will be associated with rent and technical labor. Please note that the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is a union facility, and there is a minimum labor fee for all events. In addition, don't forget to check the list of additional services & equipment at the bottom of the page.
The renter is also required to obtain event liability insurance, which will cost approximately $200-$250.
Rental Fee Schedule:
|January & May||Sunday* - Thursday||Friday & Saturday|
|Sept-Dec, Feb-Mar||Sunday* - Thursday||Friday & Saturday|
|April||Sunday* - Thursday||Friday & Saturday|
|June-August||Sunday* - Thursday||Friday & Saturday|
*Building Access after 1 PM Only
The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is a Union-operated facility. All of our technical staff are members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artist and Allied Craft Union of the United States and Canada, Local #618. A Union member must be present any time you are in the auditorium, and a minimum $250 labor fee/day is required.
|Loader/Truck in Fee||Loader/Truck out Fee||Performance Fee|
|$61 per hour
$92 Sun. & Holidays
|$74 per hour
$92 Sun. & Holidays
|$78 per performance
$102 Sun. & Holidays
Additional Services and Equipment:
|Event listing on buskirkchumley.org||Included in rental|
|Inclusion in press release of upcoming events to regional media||Included in rental|
|Inclusion of poster in Kirkwood Ave. display case||Included in rental|
|Marquee presence (day of show at minimum)||Included in rental|
|Box office services
|Stage Extension (adds 6' to front of stage )||$100 + Labor
|Projection equipment (28' x 20' or 16' x 9' screen)||$150 use fee
|Yamaha C-7 Baby Grand Piano||$100 on-stage use|